How can communities recover from violence?

Late last year, G. Jeffrey MacDonald, who has been a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor for 15 years, was the guest on the Sentinel chat “How can communities recover from violence?” MacDonald wrote the cover story for the Monitor’s coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He also covered the Boston Marathon bombing for USA Today. For the Newtown story, he received the 2014 Wilbur Award for Excellence in Reporting on Religious Issues. He is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ and brings his spirituality to bear in working on such articles. The following has been edited for publication. To hear the whole chat go to

As part of the introduction to the chat, MacDonald talked a bit about his work for the Monitor and the Newtown story specifically.

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